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Hot on the heels of the news that big names like Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrel and Vince Vaughn will be starring in season 2 of HBO’s hit series, “True Detective,” comes word that two former soap beauties will also be a part of the cast: Former “All My Children” stars Abigail Spencer (ex-Becca Tyree) and Levin Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery!)
Emmy-award winning soap star Eileen Davidson has plenty of experience dealing with drama, having played “The Young and the Restless’” Ashley Abbott since 1982 and “Days of our Lives’” Kristen DiMera since 1993, but the actress is admittedly having a bit of trouble adjusting to the intense drama she’s enduring as part of the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!”
It’s been a “secret” for months, but the news that “The Young and the Restless’” Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott; Kristen DiMera, “Days of our Lives”) and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, “DAYS”) have joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is slapping the few unaware viewers in the face this morning: Both soap divas are featured in the reality series’ brand new cast photo and Season 5 premiere trailer that Bravo just released!
With NBC's "Bad Judge" and "A to Z" pulling less a than a 1.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 sales demographic the network has decided to end both Thursday comedies after airing the original full 13-episode order for each. "Judge," the higher rated of the two, starred "The Practice's" Kate Walsh as a "bad judge" who really isn't. The series pulled a 0.9 in the demo in its most recent airing, while "A to Z," co-starring Cristin Milioti (aka: the mother from CBS' "How I Met Your Mother"), pulled in a 0.7 rating, which is the lowest rating a primetime show reportedly can hit before it gets the axe. Former "Passions" star Ryan McPartlin recently completed an arc on "Judge."
On Tuesday, December 2, former "All My Children" stars Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) and Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery) are set to reunite as part of a "Soap Opera Showdown" segment of NBCUniversal's syndicated daytime talker, "The Meredith Vieira Show." The episode finds Willey surprising Lucci during her showdown with host Meredith Vieira.
On Wednesday, November 5, "The Bold and the Beautiful" stars Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Scott Clifton (Liam) and Kim Matula (Hope) will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their recent Amsterdam location shoot and the "B&B" episodes that begin airing on Friday, November 7.
POP’s “Queens of Drama” is rolling out the red carpet and delivering exactly what the show’s title implies: In addition to the list of popular soap stars already attached to the reality show, “Dynasty” legend Joan Collins will also be a part of the new show!
It should come as no surprise that CBS has handed full season episode orders to all four of its new dramas, including the #1 and #2 new series of the season, "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Scorpion," Sunday's #1 scripted broadcast, "Madam Secretary," and the time period-winning suspense thriller "Stalker."

Monday, October 27, 2014 2:53 PM EDT
Former “Days of our Lives” siren Krista Allen (ex-Billie Reed) has had quite an impressive run since departing Salem in 1999 with roles on shows like “Mistresses,” “Baywatch,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Melissa & Joey,” but her latest gig puts her back in the soap orbit — at least partially: She’ll be featured in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Castle,” which stars former “One Life to Live” actor, Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan)!